Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

#Perspective / Building a healthier Dhaka: Why understanding women’s health benefits us all

Back in the day, discussing the health issues of women was nothing short of a taboo. A serial offender would have an easier time getting a break than someone who openly discusses topics ranging from menstrual cramps to pregnancy woes. This phenomenon was not only confided within your household; it was a global one, and unfortunately, remnants of this taboo still linger in our society today.

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Nutritional trend 101: The truth behind popular diets

With a surge in awareness about the impact of food on our wellbeing, people are turning to diets not just to look good, but also to feel good. In the ever-evolving landscape of nutritional science, fad diets such as Intermittent Fasting, the Keto (Ketogenic) diet, and the GM diet, among others, have garnered noteworthy attention for their promises of rapid weight loss and health improvements.

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Seasonal flu: Essential tips to protect your family

With individuals coming down with the flu left, right and centre, it is natural to be concerned for the safety of our close family and friends, especially the elderly, young children, and pregnant women. And you know what they say – prevention is better than cure. Let us take a look at the measures you may take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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Healing together: Influencers unite for mental health and wellness

Not often can 20 young and well-known influencers be seen disconnecting from the digital world and engaging in guided yoga and meditation sessions along with immersing themselves in heartfelt conversations and forging bonds that transcend the superficial. Thanks to Dhaka Flow, a unique gathering unfolded on 29 and 30 January, 2024 at the lush greenery of Seagull Resort and Spa Village in Tangail.

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Is coffee good for health? Nutritionist Chowdhury Tasneem Hasin explains

After speaking to Chowdhury Tasneem Hasin, the Chief Clinical Dietician and Head of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition at United Hospital, who also serves as an advisor to the Bangladesh Food and Nutrition Association, we found out the myriad ways coffee affects our body and health.

5 expert-approved daily habits to relieve back pain

In this fast-paced world, where our lives are ruled by desk jobs and the blue screens of computers seem to have become our best friend – back pain is not an uncommon ailment. Fortunately, certain daily habits can greatly relieve this discomfort. Here, we have highlighted 5 daily habits for a stronger and healthier back.

From passion to purpose: Rawan Ahmed Choudhury's journey in bodybuilding

Rawan Ahmed Choudhury stood as Bangladesh’s sole representative at the PCA Thailand First Timer’s Show.

Want healthy skin? Consider eating these special foods

Nowadays, more and more research on the relationship between food and health is pointing to the fact that one's dietary choices have a major impact on skin health as they age. If you want to get a glowing skin, the following foods can help!

Where do women fit in during Movember and in men’s health conversations

The month of November has a multitude of movements that are observed and celebrated, be that those movements are officially recognised or ones that we observe unofficially. One of these movements, and perhaps one of the most significant, is ‘Movember’. The entire month of November is recognised as ‘Movember’ and dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health.

Why journaling matters

The act of journaling is not merely putting pen to paper; it’s a gateway to self-discovery, a path to healing, and a way to navigate the bustling world with clarity and purpose. Journaling inspires creativity as a writer and a sense of self-acceptance, as one begins to see events and emotions from a different perspective. It also helps us rewrite our own narrative, once, twice, weekly, daily, until we find a story that empowers us; a story of learning and healing and growth.

The power of Ayurveda: Fortify your immunity with natural remedies

It’s not enough to rely on pharmaceuticals to save us when we are sick. We need to make our constitutions strong through yoga and herbal supplements that have been known to help humans for centuries.

Why sleep isn’t the only 'shut-eye' men need

Yes, even if you snooze there (or in your comfy bed), you might still wake up feeling like you just wrestled a hawker to save just Tk 20. Why? Because, surprise, sleep and rest are as different as biriyani and polao — similar, but not quite the same.

Dance your way to fitness: The House of Grooves BD revolutionises weight loss

Most people are unable to complete their weight loss journeys because of the gruelling mental and physical aspects involved in the process. There are just way too many blockers involved and at a certain point, our minds and bodies would naturally want to give in and give up. What if we told you that Sanam Reza has found a way to get past all of these blockers?

Yoga's miracle cure: Nauli Kriya and its impact on gut health

Nauli Kriya is a yogic cleansing practice that involves isolating and churning the abdominal muscles and organs. While it's not a direct treatment for medical conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, or gas problems, some practitioners and yogic traditions believe that it can have a positive impact on digestive health.

High levels of microplastic in salt: Reasons to be concerned

A recent research by Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) has detected high levels of microplastic in the salt collected from 12 salt-producing sites in Cox's Bazar and Chattogram. What makes this even more alarming is the lack of awareness we have regarding this subject matter in Bangladesh.

Building bodies, changing lives: Ruslan Hossain's inspiring journey to success

Currently, Ruslan’s Studio has over 2000 active members. What sets it apart from other gyms is the fact that even after all these years, and the success it has achieved, Ruslan’s stays true to its origin of being a personal studio where people get individual care and attention.

Yoga for heart healing

Grief can manifest in the body as tension, tightness, and emotional distress, and yoga poses can provide relief and a holistic approach to healing. Here’s how yoga poses can assist in releasing grief.

Steal Akshay Kumar's fitness moves for a Bollywood-worthy body!

If you are looking for inspiration for your fitness routines, here are 5 lessons you can learn from Akshay Kumar.

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